VIDEO: Teaser trailer for 'Soviet Milk' movie released in Latvia

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Film studio "Deviņi" on May 13 released a trailer for its forthcoming adaptation of "Mātes piens" (literally "Mother's milk", though translated into English as "Soviet Milk"), based on Latvian writer Nora Ikstena's popular novella.

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The film's director is Ināra Kolmane, and scriptwriter is Arvis Kolmanis. The main roles are played by actresses Maija Doveika and Rūta Kronberga.

The film is intended to be developed as an international project and has received European Union funding.

"Soviet Milk" has been translated and published in more than 20 countries, including the UK, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Macedonia, Georgia, Sweden, Ukraine, Syria, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, France, the USA, the UAE and Norway.

The story covers the period after World War II and revolves around the fate of women in the 1970s and 1980s. A young, promising doctor in conflict with the Soviet regime loses everything - her career, love of life and her mother's instinct, which leads her to deny milk to her child. But growing up, her daughter becomes her only support and helps both her mother in depression and learns to survive in the regime. 

The concept of the film is based on reflection on human and social relations, historical processes, and lifestyle of two women: mother and daughter.

Director Ināra Kolmane's previous film Bille (2018) has been awarded many prizes, including the national cinema award "Lielais Kristaps".

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